Moreton & Fraser Island 3-Day ECO Adventure Tour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Australia

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Immerse yourself in the world's largest sand islands on a 3 day tour package. On Fraser Island, your guide begins to show you around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed area, go four-wheeling on 75 Mile beach, hike in the rainforest Pile Valley & Central Station, & splash at Eli Creek & Lake Birrabeen. Cruise to Moreton Island for snorkeling at Tangalooma Wrecks. You can even kayak around the coral reef & head inland to try sandboarding on the dunes. Round-trip transport, most meals & accommodation included as you explore Queensland’s wilderness by day and relax at cosy accommodation by night. Choose a private or shared room for your accommodation in 2 locations (see Pricing for options). Parents travelling with minors 16 years & below MUST book their own private room. Please note: an additional cost of A$110pp is payable in cash upon departure to cover national parks & ferry fees during this tour.
Tour could start on the Fraser Island tour or the Moreton Island tour depending on your chosen travel date as the tour packages are structured.Day 1 Gold Coast or Brisbane – Moreton Island (L) Enjoy a beautiful cruise to Moreton Island and start snorkeling with your guide at Tangalooma Wrecks, 15 ships purposely scuttled to create a breakwall, now inhabited by colorful corals, tropical fish, sea turtles & other critters. Hop into a transparent kayak & follow your guide on a tour of the Wrecks, watching an array of fish swim underneath your kayak. (*4WD island tour will be substituted if weather conditions are unfavorable for the activities). Refuel with a picnic lunch on the beach, then swap the sea for the sand as you travel with an experienced guide in a rugged 4WD-vehicle to reach the sand dunes. Try sandboarding and reach speeds of up to 30mph while zipping down the dunes! Go for a swim before reboarding the ferry if time allows. Check into your room in Brisbane in the evening. (Overnight: Brisbane City YHA)Day 2 Brisbane – Fraser Island (L, D) Travel to Cooloola Recreation Area en route to Fraser Island. Spot kangaroos along Noosa North Shore and ride down Teewah Beach. Depending on the tide, you may even marvel at the brilliant red sands of Red Canyon & Rainbow Beach. Drive onto the ferry to Fraser Island and start looking for the wild dingos as you travel! Hang on as your 4WD vehicle bounces over the white sands of 75 Mile Beach for a stop to swim at Eli Creek. Strong swimmers can wade upstream to float back down to the beach on the creek’s gentle current. Your guide serves a tasty picnic lunch at midday. Hike along the rocky coast at Indian Head that boasts great views over the ocean. You may glimpse sharks, turtles, dolphins, rays & even migrating humpback whales (Jul-Nov). Continue by 4WD to see Maheno Shipwreck. Check into your room & have dinner at the onsite restaurant; then take an optional guided night walk on the beach.  (Overnight: Eurong Beach Resort)Day 3: Fraser Island – Brisbane or Gold Coast (B) After breakfast, buzz over to Pile Valley for a rainforest walk where you can see satinay trees. Learn about the importance of Fraser Island to the timber industry at Central Station, a formerly bustling logging station. The termites-and-fire-resistant satinay wood was even used in constructing the Suez Canal & London Docks. Continue to stroll along a boardwalk through towering ghost gums, king ferns & pine trees. Also see Wanggoolba Creek where the clear water seems to disappear as it flows over white sand. Swim in Lake Birrabeen or relax on its sandy white beach before we catch the ferry back to the mainland for a late lunch (own expense). Tour ends with return to your starting point in Brisbane or Gold Coast in the evening.

What’s included

  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Life Jacket
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaks and equipment
  • Wet suit hire
  • 2-night accommodation as per itinerary: dormitory-style shared accommodation, subject to change based on availability; see Pricing for details)
  • Round-trip transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • National park & ferry fees AU$110 (per adult) / AU$95 (per child 13 years & below) to be paid in CASH to driver upon departure
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off

Itinerary

Day 3: Fraser Island – Brisbane or Gold Coast (B) After breakfast, buzz over to Pile Valley for a rainforest walk where you can see satinay trees. Learn about the importance of Fraser Island to the timber industry at Central Station, a formerly bustling logging station. The termites-and-fire-resistant satinay wood was even used in constructing the Suez Canal & London Docks. Continue to stroll along a boardwalk through towering ghost gums, king ferns & pine trees. Also see Wanggoolba Creek where the clear water seems to disappear as it flows over white sand. Swim in Lake Birrabeen or relax on its sandy white beach before we catch the ferry back to the mainland for a late lunch (own expense). Tour ends with return to your starting point in Brisbane or Gold Coast in the evening.
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